Our holistic therapist will concentrate on your wellbeing, as well as the physical condition of the body. Massage contributes to a sense of well-being, in part because it encourages the body to release feel-good hormones. By recognising that illness and stress affect not only our physical but also our emotional, spiritual & mental wellbeing, we can allow Holistic massage to encourage the body’s natural healing abilities to balance the entire body as a whole.
Holistic massage is a relaxing massage that helps to restore balance to your body and mind. This type of massage incorporates massage techniques to release muscle tension and promote a sense of wellbeing. Holistic massage increases your blood and lymph circulation, boosts endorphin levels and can help restore natural sleeping patterns. The digestion and the nervous system are stimulated too. It’s like a little holiday; it will help recharge your batteries!
Holistic Swedish massage is a combination of various hand movements used to manipulate muscles and tissues by applying pressure to either soothe or stimulate your whole body. Swedish massage feels good, is relaxing and invigorating. This massage will help circulation, boost immunity, and reduce fatigue while promoting health and wellbeing. Choose your pressure from light and relaxing to deep and effective.
The deep penetrating heat from smooth, carefully heated stones are used as tools in massaging the soft tissue and are carefully placed on your body. The hot stones have a sedative effect that can relieve tension, reduce stress and promote deep relaxation. A deep state of relaxation occurs as the warmth from the heated stones soothes nerve endings. This encourages energy balance, a sense of nurturing and harmony.
The deep penetrating heat from smooth, carefully heated stones are used as tools for massaging the soft tissue and are carefully placed on your back. The heat from the stones benefits tired aching muscles by allowing for a deeper massage pressure, assisting your muscles to return to their normal state more readily. As the heat permeates throughout your back, blood supply increases and tissues are supplied with increased levels of oxygen and nutrients.
This relaxing face, neck, shoulders and head massage is steeped in Indian tradition. A treatment that is guaranteed to lift you out of the stresses of daily life and provide you with a real cure for tension headaches, sinus problems and those aching, tense neck and shoulder muscles. This treatment can be carried out in a seated position or while you are lying down.
Reflexology works on the principle that the whole body, from head to toe, is connected. The ancient art of healing by applying pressure to reflex points on the feet or hands, each one corresponding to organs in the body, helping to activate self-healing. This is a deeply effective and relaxing treatment.Avril specialises in maternity reflexology, during the 2nd & 3rd trimester of pregnancy. Benefits of a reflexology treatment during pregnancy can include – elevate backache and heart burn, improve your sleep and give you more energy, while preparing your body for labour by balancing your body’s systems.
Hopi ear candling is believed to have been used by the ancient Greeks. However, it is thought that it was the Native Hopi Indians from North-eastern Arizona who introduced Hopi ear candling to the West. Hopi ear candles are made of cloth shaped into a cone and covered with beeswax. Ear candling is carried out in both ears and includes a specialised massage which stimulates lymphatic drainage of the face, scalp, neck and ears. It is particularly effective in treating the following conditions – headache and migraine, compacted ear wax, glue ear, tinnitus, sinus problems, ear pressure, snoring and more.
Reiki helps to promote harmony & balance. It is an effective, non-invasive energy healing modality that enhances the body’s natural healing ability whilst energising & promoting overall wellness. It works directly on restoring balance on all levels and works directly on the problem & condition instead of just masking or relieving symptoms. Reiki is a wonderful compliment to conventional medicine & helps relax patients on the levels of the mind & physical body. When a patient is relaxed the healing process is accelerated. People sleep much better & are calmer following Reiki treatments. The beauty of Reiki is that it is non-invasive &is administered in a very gentle manner.